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Shah Rukh Khan's picture reading dua for late Lata Mangeshkar goes viral, Twitterati call it 'India' Shah Rukh Khan
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Shah Rukh Khan's picture reading dua for late Lata Mangeshkar goes viral, Twitterati call it 'India'

IBNS | @indiablooms | 07 Feb 2022, 11:42 am

Mumbai/IBNS: A picture of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan reading dua while her manager Pooja Dadlani offering prayers for late iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar following the customs of their respective religions went viral on social media with a large section of netizens viewing it as an inclusive culture of India.

Joining other celebrities, Khan along with Dadlani reached Mumbai's Shivaji Park to pay their last respect to Mangeshkar, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 92.

The video of Khan offering prayers stirred a row initially with several Twitterati including members from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the hugely popular star of "spitting" in front of Mangeshkar's mortal remains.

Shah Rukh Khan offering prayers along with his manager Pooja Dadlani | Image Credit: UNIShah Rukh Khan offering prayers along with his manager Pooja Dadlani | Image Credit: UNI

However, the practice of blowing up after offering prayers as per Muslim customs was supposedly misunderstood as pointed out by the other section of Twitterati.

Later, the video and the picture went viral with several netizens lauding them as an example of the culture of India which believes in secularity.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew, Chandra Kumar Bose, tweeted, "#ShahRukhKhan at #LataMangeshkar 's funeral offering prayers! This is the real heritage & culture of India. Certain religious bigots cannot digest it!"

Azharul Akash tweeted, "The most secular person .But this secularism always brings hate for him."

One user Zafar Sareshwala tweeted, "Some Bigots can’t even digest this beautiful sight of uniting India ! Truly #LataMangeshkar ji was that human who United people alive and continued doing after passing away!"